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    After reading Mark's post about food tin linings and the FDA's gross, criminal regulatory shortcomings I dont want to eat anything that has been tinned. However, teh challenge is to find coconut milk not contained in a tin can. Has anyone in the UK got a source for coconut milk in a carton or similar packaging...? And while we're at at, also a source for non canned and non smoked sardines/mackerel or do I really need to head to the fish market for those items?

    thank you

  • #2
    I was suggested to buy Creamed coconut like this Coconut Cream Concentrate - Tropical Traditions as it has less added to it, so I will be buying some

    You can buy mackeral fillets in most supermarkets that are generally smoked in vac pack bags, failing that do you have a fish monger nearby?

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    • #3
      Thanks for the link Mark

      I've got the mackerel you mean in my fridge right now. But guess what, apparently the smoking increases risk of cancer. However I dont know whether this is true for proper smoked fish or only to meats which have chemicals added to them to taste like they have been smoked. I dont know whether they do this to fish too, or only meat... The label doesnt reveal anything.

      I do have a fish monger nearby, in the fish harbour actually B)

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      • #4
        No problem, I will have to buy some now myself, esp as I love coconut.

        I didn't realise the smoking increases risks of cancer, but I am thinking along the same lines as youself, perhaps the chemicals! Smoking is relatively easy to do at home too, if thats an option, I undertsand if not, I am a chef and barely get time to worry about my own diet/lifestyle!!

        I should have posted the UK link as we live in UK

        http://www.health-organic.co.uk/new-...centrate-470ml
        Last edited by markfj; 11-09-2011, 01:48 PM.

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        • #5
          thanks pal. I'd love to try the smoking as I cant imagine it is hard to do. But I dont think my (terraced house) neighbours would appreciate it. Another reason to live int he sticks...

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          • #6
            BTW: are there many feertilizers, pesticides, herbicides etc involved with the coconut tree? I've wondered this as I've found coco-milk tins that are half the price compared to the organic and have only water added....

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            • #7
              Wouldn't Native Forest brand be a better choice, at least for the coconut milk? The cans are BPA free, at least...

              I would love to find coconut milk in a carton, but haven't seen it ever!

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              • #8
                ow wow! Are these available n the UK? BPA was the thing that stopped me from buying the tinned stuff.

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                • #9
                  Not sure... but check Amazon!! Or the Native Forest site?

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                  • #10
                    They have to make it. Otherwise how would they find missing Hawaiian kids?
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                    • #11
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                      • #12
                        Ugh! Looks like glass jars are the way forward, right?

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                        • #13
                          So Delicious brand makes coconut milk in the carton, however, it's not whole coconut milk. It's watered down. Boo.
                          http://baconandwhimsy.blogspot.com

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                          • #14
                            is it organic or has anything been added (apart from the water of course)?

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                            • #15
                              The So Delicious brand has thickeners and other crap in it, it's not pure coconut milk. I buy AROY-D coconut milk that is both preservative and BPA-free. You can order it via the internet here.

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